Friday, November 07, 2003

War News for November 7. 2003 Bring 'em on: Insurgents shoot down US Amry helicpoter near Tikrit. Six US soldiers killed. Bring 'em on: One US soldier killed, six wounded in convoy ambush near Mosul. Bring 'em on: Three US soldiers wounded in roadside bomb ambush in central Mosul. Bring 'em on: Mortar attack on Baghdad police station kills Iraqi woman. Soldiers in Iraq mourn comrades at memorial services. Baghdad Airport reported "under siege." "Insurgents in Iraq appear to have intensified efforts to shoot down an aircraft flying in or out of Baghdad airport. At least 30 attempts have been made since July. Three of those were last week alone, including one against an airplane owned by air-freight company DHL and another against a Russian charter plane, coalition officials say." Bush now spinning his quagmire as the lastest front in the "global democratic revolution." Arabs to Bush: Mind your own business. General Clark chews Lieutenant AWOL's ass. "'I think before you go to war, you've got to have exhausted all the diplomatic possibilities. He didn't,' Clark told a Georgia Tech audience. '... I think you have to have a realistic plan for what happens after you turn loose the bombers and send the armored columns in. He didn't.'" CPA may arrest Karbala mayor for visiting Bulgaria without permission. Strike shuts down Najaf. Profiteers brave war to land juicy contracts. "The explosion shook his chair, but he kept preparing a bid for $18 million in construction work in the war-torn Iraq city...His father, Winton Blount III, is a Montgomery businessman, former gubernatorial candidate and former chairman of the Alabama Republican Party." Other contracts go to Chalabi's buddies. Casualty Reports Local story: Illinois soldier wounded in Iraq. Local story: Iowa soldier dies of wounds. Local story: Kansas soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Washington State soldier dies in Iraq from "non-hostile gunshot wound." Local story: Mississippi Guardsman killed in Iraq. Home Front Bush raises big bucks in North Carolina.


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